The seat of the rider
The position of the rider in the saddle. He should sit confidently, evenly, freely, not straining and gently following the movements of the horse. The rider's center of mass is…

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Why medical horse riding is necessary
Therapeutic horse riding (hippotherapy-in Greek, "horse treatment") is an effective method of rehabilitation therapy. In the Scandinavian countries, the United States, England, France, and Poland, metered horse riding and physical…

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Why medical horse riding is necessary
Therapeutic horse riding (hippotherapy-in Greek, "horse treatment") is an effective method of rehabilitation therapy. In the Scandinavian countries, the United States, England, France, and Poland, metered horse riding and physical…

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Race

This is an exciting spectacle, which is followed with unwavering attention and sports passion by fans at the racetracks. But racing is also a serious business that professionals are engaged in: horse breeders, trainers, jockeys.

The main goal of racing is to test the performance of riding horses, to identify the speed, endurance, and desire to get ahead of rivals inherent in each horse. Continue reading

Macedonians were the first to use spurs

The function of spurs was originally the opposite of the modern one. They were used as brakes, not gas. If the horse quickened its pace, the rider began to dangle on its back and hurt it with spurs.

This forced the horses to carry their riders with the utmost care.

Spurs gained a noticeable spread only after the invention of stirrups, and remained a sign of mainly heavy cavalry. Continue reading

15 riding lessons (part 5)

Lesson 14
Overcome obstacles
Show jumping, or overcoming obstacles in equestrian sports , is a topic that cannot be covered in one lesson. From the available literature in Russian, the author considers it possible to offer those interested only one translated book by D. M. Dillon “Jumps in equestrian sports”, M., FIS, 1971, consisting mainly of photographs. Continue reading

What is equestrian tourism?
An independent type of use of horses is horse tourism. It has various forms and is widely used in many countries as an active form of recreation and an opportunity…

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Hippotherapy promotes the activity of the cognitive sphere of the psyche of students
The need for constant concentration of attention when riding, concentration, the maximum possible concentration and self-organization, the need to remember and plan the sequence of actions, both when riding and…

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Why medical horse riding is necessary
Therapeutic horse riding (hippotherapy-in Greek, "horse treatment") is an effective method of rehabilitation therapy. In the Scandinavian countries, the United States, England, France, and Poland, metered horse riding and physical…

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Swimming with a horse
Swimming all horses can swim, and like dogs, they don't need to learn to swim. Crossing a river, the rider will immediately feel when the horse loses its footing and…

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